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Powder and granular fillers

John R. Nalbach Engineering Co. (Countryside, IL) has released a brochure describing its Necoflo G4 family of powder and granular fillers. The Necoflo G4 Rotary High Speed Volumetric Filler handles rigid containers from 2" to-63/16" dia at speeds from 140 to 480 cpm.
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Materials Product Brief

Thermoforming assembly

Placon (Madison, WI) has developed The Placon 2000(TM), an assembly system that packages products in clamshells or blister cards. It performs multiple packaging functions in one high-speed line, and can be custom configured to include denesting or card insertion, in-line filling, p-s labeling, sealing, overwrapping, coupon insertion, bar code testing, pick-and-place and pack out.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) invested $5 million to expand its Chicago plant.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Balluff (Florence, KY) will become the exclusive marketer for Datalogic's (Bologna, Italy) photoelectric products in the U.S. and Latin America.
Controls Product Brief

Ionized air rinsers

Omega Design Corp. (Exton, PA) highlights its new ionized air rinsers in a new full color catalog. They are available in rotary or in-line design, and are ideal for glass, plastic, or aluminum containers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) and Landec Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) will jointly develop fresh-cut produce packaging films.
Materials Product Brief

Zipper bags

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) offers three types of PE zipper bags in sizes from 2" x 2" to 13" x 18". Economy bags are side-seal constructed with a single-track zipper.
Machine Product Brief


The Cornerstone(TM) is a new checkweigher from Hi-Speed Checkweigher (Ithaca, NY) that handles most containers or raw product at belt speeds to 300'/ min.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Seal-It's (Hicksville, NY) founder and owner, Sharon Lobel, has won the 1996 L.I. Entrepreneur of the Year award sponsored by Ernst & Young.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Top-Seal Corp. (Phoenix, AZ): Donald C. Forbes, Northeast regional sales mgr.



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